Archive for June, 2014

June 15, 2014

Rachel McDermott @ 36 Lime Street Gallery


Friday 13th – Sunday 22nd June

Gallery opening times:
Saturday 14th – Sunday 22nd June, 11am – 4.30pm everyday

Rachel McDermott, Untitled (Chair #1), 2014. Drawing and collage on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

Rachel McDermott, Untitled (Chair #1), 2014. Drawing and collage on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

In her first solo exhibition, Rachel McDermott presents a body of new works fusing functional motifs with seemingly non-functional gestures. Exhibiting works on paper, and maquettes,Things explores the semiotic consequence of abstraction imposed upon formal design.

A capricious marriage of minimalism and abstract expressionism is demonstrated in works on paper, in which imagery of furniture and architectural design combine with gestural drawing. Mark making becomes a mechanism to erase and reframe, as unstable oppositions evoke inherent aporia. Maquettes examine the distance between sculpture, architecture and prototype, eliminating hierarchies to construct a nameless form – or ‘thing.’

Rachel McDermott was born in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1990. She studied in Leeds and Newcastle, and lives and works as a visual artist and arts writer in Newcastle upon Tyne.

June 11, 2014

Proggy Taster session @the Ouseburn Farm

Proggy poster

June 2, 2014

Summer bookmaking and printmaking @36 Lime Street.

Industrialized Objects: latest Chap Book by Theresa Easton £10.57 (inc P&P)

Industrialized Objects: latest Chap Book by Theresa Easton £10.57 (inc P&P)

Summer Print & Book Making @36 Lime Street with Theresa Easton 

Hand made books by participants

Hand made books by participants

A day long printmaking & bookmaking workshop offering participants  the chance to incorporate their creative talents into a series of hand made books using relief printing techniques. This one day workshop  @36 Lime Street will give participants the chance to create a series of hand made books, using pamphlet stitch, Japanese Stab bound and a folded book in a box.


Thrifty Tips Book for the Festival of ThriftNext dates……….

Saturday 26th July  £55 10-4pm or

Saturday 23rd August  £55 10-4pm or

Saturday 27th September  £55 10-4pm


The first part of the day  introduces participants to a selection of simple printmaking techniques, that can be folded and stitched into a selection of hand made books suitable for your own project or a a series of bespoke gifts.

Available to buy at the end of the day, for £7.50, are beginners binding packs consisting of a folding bone, bookbinding needles and  linen thread to get you started at home.The workshop is ideal for those with no experience and those needing a refresher course.  Bring a project idea along or take part in the numerous possibilities that can produce your own unique books.

To book your place click:HERE

Email: Tel: 07981381830


Ouseburn Warehouse & Studios

36 Lime Street, Ouseburn

Newcastle, NE1 2PQ UK

36 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, the cultural quarter of Newcastle and a stones throw away from Gateshead based, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

If you can’t make either of these dates, why not sign up to the blog and receive regular updates of future print related workshops, including Print & Book Binding?